Don’t put the fire out!

Imagine that you are sitting around a campfire. It is burning just right, and every once in a while you feed it a little wood and it gets a little brighter.  You’re roasting marshmallows, and everything is perfect. Then you take a gallon of ice water and pour it on the fire. What?? Wait a…

You are unique!

I’ve been a fan of personality tests for a long time. The Meyers-Briggs is one of the most notable, and we’ve all heard about personality types A and B, but my favorite is the shape psychology quiz, which I found to be quite accurate and fun! Ayurveda takes a different angle. Knowing about the three…

We are not just a body of flesh

Health, from an Ayurvedic point of view, has a source beyond just warding off invaders and trying to fix breakdowns in the body. In Ayurveda 101, I said that the difference between Ayurveda and modern medicine is that Ayurveda focuses on making the defenses of the body as strong as possible through promoting inner balance,…

Ayurveda 101 – the journey begins

I’m seeing the word “ayurveda” in more and more health articles. Ayurveda has been around for a very long time, so it is about time it gained some recognition in more mainstream circles. As I’ve studied and learned more about ayurveda, I realized that over the years I’ve used some of its advice and principles…